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SVP Production & Development | Head of Vis Kids
Nina Hahn is Senior Vice President of International Production & Development for the Global Kids and Family Group at ViacomCBS.
Based in London, Hahn oversees international content development and co-production partnerships for all ViacomCBS kids' content outside of the United States. Hahn coordinates and drives the development process, spearheads new production models, manages productions from pilot through to series and works in direct partnership with content teams around the world.
While leading production and development outside of the U.S. for the global Nickelodeon brand, Hahn is responsible for internationally sourced productions, aligning Nickelodeon’s global production and development pipeline, representing Nickelodeon's domestic production and development interests abroad, and identifying resources and expertise to drive creative partnerships and cultivate talent. As the main international production and development conduit for Nickelodeon's channels, Hahn also ensures the cultural relevancy of all Nickelodeon production and development for global broadcast. Additionally, Hahn works in direct partnership with the global Nickelodeon regions to source content from independent producers for potential local to global production and development.
Working closely with Nickelodeon's U.S. division, Hahn is the driving force behind establishing the brand as a core international hub for creators and talent and has spearheaded the international roll-out of creative outreach initiatives designed to unearth and identify new creative talent. Hahn has brought in over 2,000 hours of original content and led enterprise-wide efforts like Nickelodeon’s first global Writer’s Program, as well as the brand’s first global Shorts Program, which spawned It’s Pony, Nickelodeon International's first original animated series for the 8-10 kids demographic to be greenlit by the U.S. for a global roll-out, and Shark Dog, the first internationally originated global animated series for Netflix, which premiered worldwide in 2021.
Hahn is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in creating and producing content for kids spanning all genres, from pre-school and kid’s animation, to live action and TV movies. Since joining Nickelodeon in 2005, Hahn pioneered the organization’s first global hub for content sourcing and creation, and she has initiated first-of-its-kind projects with markets like China with Deer Squad, a co-production with iQiyi; Israel with Spyders, Nickelodeon International’s first original co-production with Ananey Studios; and India with The Twisted Timelines of Sammy & Raj, the brand's first collaboration with Viacom18.
Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Hahn worked as an independent producer and development consultant for some of the world's leading kid's content producers and broadcasters in New York, including HBO and Jim Henson Productions.
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